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Don't mess with Frank Oz when it comes to Fozzie

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by dwayne1115, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

  2. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

  3. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I have to agree with both Frank and Brian in this case: Frank in that it seems very unlikely that Jim would just up and give somebody a Muppet like that as a gift (unless it was in their likeness, like the first couple of TMS episodes did with their guest stars), and Brian in that it is a terrible-looking Fozzie - it looks more like a photo poser than an actual Fozzie Muppet puppet.
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  5. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I agree with you there, and in some way I feel a little sorry for Frank here. He genuinely seemed crushed by the news from Henson that this was something Jim had done.
    Deep down I wish Frank could have bought it himself. Because during one of the promos for Muppet Guy's Talking Fran had a Prairie Dawn that Sesame Workshop gave her after she had retired., and even though he didn't out right say it Frank felt a little bit left out.
    So it's very troubling at least to me anyways.
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  6. MartyMuppets

    MartyMuppets Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry for Frank too. I can imagine nothing more deeply upsetting than finding out something one of your friends has done without your knowledge that seems a tad hurtful when the friend in question is gone and you will never be able to talk things through with him/her.
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  7. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I would think that a puppet or even a poser that was built in 1980 would be very run down, and in bad condition. Because any Muppet builder will tell you these puppets don't last long without having to have repairs and things done.
  8. CBPuppets

    CBPuppets Well-Known Member

    I've seen this going on a few days ago on Twitter
  9. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    The Fozzie "on display" now has had a lot of work done. The one picture in the article from 2006 is how he has looked for the longest time (deteriorating, smushed face, etc.) Now he just looks like a cartoon plush doll.
  10. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well hopefully it's being worked on by Henson.
  11. Old Thunder

    Old Thunder Well-Known Member

  12. CBPuppets

    CBPuppets Well-Known Member

    I wish I knew why Jim would do that in the first place
  13. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    It does seem very out of character, and I think that's why I feel so sorry for Frank. Especially after doing Muppet Guy's Talking which was really a tribute to Jim, and to Frank's work as well.
  14. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Honestly I think it would have been better to give it to people who have had experience restoring Henson puppets because even though I am oh, so glad that Fozzie was fixed, you can barely recognize him. Must've broken Frank's heart.
  15. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    I'm so confused; this is the original Fozzie, just retouched to the point of being unrecognizable?
  16. CBPuppets

    CBPuppets Well-Known Member

    Apparently it was a new Original Fozzie that was built not the Season 1 puppet itself
  17. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    So Jim rebuilt a weird looking version of the already weird looking season 1 Fozzie to give to some random guy, and nearly 40 years later Frank is ****** about it? Weird Muppet lore.

    I think I'm gonna change my username to "New original Fozzie" and make my profile pic the picture of the puppet. There's a certain point where you retouch the puppet so much that you completely lose the point.

    That second picture in the article with Fozzie and the guy actually does resemble season 1 Fozzie, just quite deflated and stuff; I think it might've been too haunting for them to show it straight on.
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  18. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    The original season 1 Fozzie was built multiple times. That was just one of them. They just ''retouched'' him and now he looks completely unrecognizable to the season 1 Fozzie.
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